Global Merger Control Handbook


With an increasing number of cross-border transactions taking place in today’s fast-changing global environment, an understanding of, and compliance with, national and regional legislation and requirements are of vital importance.

This comprehensive reference manual will serve as a user-friendly guide, to help in-house counsel and other individuals involved in mergers and corporate reorganisations navigate the various merger control regulations that may be applicable to their transactions.

The Global Merger Control Handbook provides guidance on regulatory issues involved in the merger clearance process, including a detailed overview of relevant local rules, methodology, process and timing requirements in 55 jurisdictions across North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.

The three volume handbook is available in hard copy and in three main digital formats and can be purchased at
https://www.globelawandbusiness.com/books/competition

The contributions for this book were finalised in July 2018. For developments as of this date, please refer to table below, and to the websites of the relevant national antitrust and competition authorities.

Country Status Author and firm 
Argentina Updated as of June 2019 Sebastián Córdova Moyano, Felipe Oviedo Roscoe, Cordova Francos Abogados
Australia Updated as of July 2018 Simon Uthmeyer, DLA Piper Australia
Austria Updated as of May 2020 Claudine Vartian, Annika Wanderer, DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach
Belarus Updated as of March 2019 Tatiana Ignatovskaya, Anton Navitski, Katsiaryna Semianiuk, Stepanovski, Papakul & Partners Attorneys at Law
Belgium Updated as of May 2020 Bertold Bär-Bouyssière, Daniel Colgan, DLA Piper UK LLP
Brazil Updated as of May 2019 Fabio P. Campos Mello, Campos Mello Advogados – in cooperation with DLA Piper
Bulgaria Updated as of May 2020 Plamen Yotov, Stefan Tzakov, Kambourov & Partners
Canada Updated as of June 2019 Catherine A Pawluch, J Kevin Wright, Jacqueline Rotondi, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
China Updated as of June 2019 Vivian Cao, Michael Han, Caroline Huang, Fangda Partners
Colombia Updated as of May 2020 María Claudia Martínez Beltrán, Daniela Huertas Vergara, DLA Piper Martinez Beltran
COMESA Updated as of May 2020 Janine Simpson, Werner Rysbergen, DLA Piper Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd
Cyprus Updated as of May 2020 George Pamboridis, Christy Spyrou, Pamboridis LLC
Czech Republic Updated as of May 2020 Jan Metelka, Jan Rataj, DLA Piper Prague LLP
Denmark Updated as of May 2020 Michael Klöcker, Jacob Borum, DLA Piper Denmark Law Firm P/S
Egypt Updated as of April 2019 Amr Abbas, Sara Labib, Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy
Estonia Updated as of May 2020 Piibe Lehtsaar, Kaupo Lepasepp, Sorainen
European Union Updated as of April 2019 Bertold Bär-Bouyssière, Daniel Colgan, Michael Marelus, Andreas Politis, DLA Piper UK LLP
Finland Updated as of May 2020 Mika Oinonen, Auriina Holck, DLA Piper Finland Attorneys Ltd
France Updated as of May 2020 Edouard Sarrazin, DLA Piper France LLP
Georgia Updated as of April 2019 Teo Kvirikashvili, Ketevan Tarkhnishvili, J&T Consulting LLP
Germany Updated as of March 2019 Enno Ahlenstiel, Jan Dreyer, Semin O, DLA Piper UK LLP
Hungary Updated as of May 2020 Péter Virág, Péter Sükösd, Horváth & Partners Law Firm* (*In cooperation with DLA Piper UK LLP)
India Updated as of May 2020 Arshad Khan, Sagardeep Rathi, Khaitan & Co
Indonesia Updated as of May 2020 Ivan F. BaelyAlmaida Askandar, Ivan Almaida Baely & Firmansyah Law Firm
Ireland Updated as of June 2019 Cormac Little, Claire Waterson, William Fry
Italy Updated as of May 2020 Alessandro Boso Caretta, Domenico Gullo, DLA Piper Italy
Japan Updated as of July 2018 Masahiko Ishida, Ryo Asakura, DLA Piper Tokyo Partnership Gaikokuho Kyodojigyo Horitsu Jimusho
Latvia Updated as of May 2020 Ieva Andersone, Marika Grunte, Sorainen
Lithuania Updated as of May 2020 Monika Mališauskaite, Daivis Švirinas, Sorainen
Luxembourg Updated as of May 2020 Nicolas Marchand, Catherine Pogorzelski, DLA Piper Luxembourg
Mexico
Updated as of May 2020 Jorge A Benejam, Eduardo Gallastegui Salazar, DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano
Morocco
Updated as of May 2020 Youssef Tork, Saad El Mernissi, DLA Piper Casablanca sarl
Netherlands
Updated as of May 2020 Léon Korsten, Martijn van Wanroij, DLA Piper Nederland NV
New Zealand
Updated as of May 2020 Iain Thain, Alicia Murray, DLA Piper New Zealand
Nigeria
Updated as of April 2019 Tomisin Ojuawo, Ayotunde Owoigbe, Banwo & Ighodalo
Norway
Updated as of May 2020 Kjetil H JohansenLine Voldstad, Advokatfirma DLA Piper Norway DA
Poland Updated as of may 2020 Andrzej Balicki, Michał Orzechowski, DLA Piper Giziński Kycia spk
Portugal
Updated as of May 2020 Miguel Mendes Pereira, Carla Marcelino, DLA Piper ABBC
Romania
Updated as of May 2020 Alina LacatusLivia Zamfiropol, DLA Piper Dinu SCA
Russia
Updated as of May 2020 Azamat Abdulmenov, Steffen Kaufmann, DLA Piper Rus Limited
Saudi Arabia Updated as of June 2019 Alia Alsudairy, Aneela Haider, DLA Piper in collaboration with Amer Al Amr Law Firm
Singapore
Updated as of July 2018 Nathan Bush, DLA Piper Singapore Pte Ltd, Dayne Ho, Shook Lin & Bok
Slovakia
Updated as of May 2020 Daniela Koncierova, Michaela Stessl, DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanwälte GmbH, organizacˇná zložka
Slovenia
Updated as of May 2020 Jasna Zwitter-Tehovnik, Manca Kisovec, DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanwälte GmbH
South Africa
Updated as of May 2020 Janine Simpson, Werner Rysbergen, DLA Piper Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd
South Korea
Updated as of June 2019 Hwan Jeong, Suruyn Kim, Lee & Ko
Spain
Updated as of May 2020 Joaquin Hervada, Rafael Maldonado, DLA Piper Spain SLU
Sweden
Updated as of April 2019 Johanna Svantesson, Advokatfirma DLA Piper Sweden KB
Switzerland Updated as of May 2020 David Mamane, Amalie Wijesundera, Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Taiwan
Updated as of July 2018 Jamie Huang, Lawrence Lee, Huang & Partners
Thailand
Updated as of June 2019  
Ukraine
Updated as of May 2020 Galyna Zagorodniuk, Danylo Rudyk, DLA Piper Ukraine LLC
United Kingdom Updated as of May 2020 Alexandra Kamerling, Martin Strom, DLA Piper UK LLP
United States
Updated as of May 2020 Paolo Morante, Lesli C. Esposito, DLA Piper LLP (US)
Uruguay
Updated as of June 2019 Jonás Bergstein, Leonardo Melos, Bergstein Abogados
Zimbabwe
Updated as of May 2020 Janine Simpson, Werner Rysbergen, DLA Piper Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd